Saturday, May 8, 2010
Just a quick note before I sleep. It's been a pretty exhausting day. But I want to share a couple of things. First of all, how do I express gratitude to a group of people, many of whom I barely know, who devoted their day to helping us out? Adrienne called on friends and family to come to our house today to clean, to paint, to repair, and to fix up our yard. She said that probably 15 people spent the day working on our house and yard today.
The other thing I want to share is personal. Last Saturday I had occupational therapy group. We did a series of exercises to improve arm strength. I was the only one in the group that couldn't use the weights for the exercises. The exercises were too hard. I couldn't even do 10 of some. In today's occupational therapy group, I did the same exercises with two and 3 pound weights and my hands! In PT I sat upright for half an hour and played catch. This time, I don't know how to express my relief at seeing my improvement.
So what can I take away from today? The first is reinforcement that God is speaking to us through other people. His love surrounds Adrienne and me and He is caring for us.
Secondly, He is touching me, making my body stronger. He is helping me with my fears and saving me from much of the physical pain that many people with Guillain Barre experience.
What a day!